Short Papers

Short papers provide the opportunity to describe new work, work that is still in progress that could benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community, or work that reflects a smaller contribution overall. These papers may include experiences of reflective practitioners, preliminary work, work in progress and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches. Short papers will follow the same review process as the long papers.

icon Important Dates
  • 17 August: Submission extended: 24 August, 11:59 pm 'Anywhere on Earth'
  • 5 October: Notifications
  • 29 October: Camera-ready papers due

Submission Format
Short papers should be anonymised and be a maximum of 4 pages plus references. They must follow the ACM conference proceedings template. The ACM template website provides an archive of the full catalogue of ACM templates.

Please follow these steps for creating your document in Word:

  1. Download and open the zipfile from:
  2. Install all fonts included in the ZIP file
  3. Open ACM_SIGCHI.docx
  4. Remove the following contents: Page number, Headers & Footers, and the subtitle ‘Extended Abstract’
  5. Add CCS Concepts:
  6. When you have drafted your paper and are ready to submit, please convert it to PDF. Initial submissions should be in PDF format. With the final submission authors will be required to upload both the Word and PDF files.

LaTeX users:
There is no template for LaTeX. LaTeX users are responsible for formatting their PDF document following the OzCHI Word template. Unfortunately we are unable to provide support for this.

Submission System
Submissions can be made via the Easychair Submission System. The submission link is:

Anonymising Submissions
We ask that authors ensure their anonymity in the papers by following these steps:

  • Be sure not to include author and institutional identities anywhere in the paper, including the title, author, header areas, and acknowledgements.
  • Make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document’s metadata (e.g., the ‘Authors’ field in your word processor’s ‘Save as’ dialogue box).
  • We invite authors to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., ‘As discussed by Name (year),…’ rather than ‘As we discuss in our previous work (Name, year)’. In the References section authors will list their own work as any other reference.
  • We discourage authors from using other forms of anonymization, e.g., citing own work as (Anonymised, year). This enables reviewers to verify that the current submission appropriately acknowledges and builds on previous work.

Selection Process
All papers will undergo a double blind review process by an international panel. Reviewers will be able to bid for papers. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. Acceptance decisions will be made by the chairs based on the reviewers’ reports.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register to OzCHI and present the paper at the conference.

Accepted papers will be available in the USB proceedings and will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library.

Short Papers Chairs
Ann Morrison, University of Southern Queensland
Jaz Hee-Jeong Choi, RMIT University
Artur Lugmayr, Curtin University
Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia/The University of Auckland
Ryan Kelly, The University of Melbourne